If you had to imagine your mental illness or disorder as a house, what would it look like?

Federico Babina has just released a new project called Archiatric, which depicts 16 different conditions as works of architecture in various states of repair. The designs are chillingly abstract, but for anyone living with the agony of mental illness, they're all too accurate. An animated video posted to the Barcelona-based digital artist's YouTube page further intensifies the effect of the images.

Babina is known for architecture-inspired work, using a unique geometric style that takes clear notes from cubism. His designs are often surreal, yet underlined with cheeky humour.

More info: Federico Babina, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

#1

Anxiety

Anxiety

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Denise Mourato
Community Member
4 years ago

The walls should be shaking too

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#2

Depression

Depression

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Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

Is it supposed to show "feel like drowning all while feeling trapped"?

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#3

Insomnia

Insomnia

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Stephanie Gutman
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm an insomniac and he nailed it!

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#4

Dementia

Dementia

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Jody Dubois
Community Member
4 years ago

Omg people...This man is an artist. These are HIS takes on various human conditions. Stop critiquing his choices and just appreciate his gift and willingness to share with the world.

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#5

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

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Sidsel Kristensen
Community Member
4 years ago

I can relate

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#6

Ocd

Ocd

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Yana La
Community Member
4 years ago

The roof does not fit correctly with that pattern........ *internal screaming*

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#7

Autism

Autism

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Lemur
Community Member
4 years ago

I truly can relate. This is me. I got Asperger, a form of autism where you are actually pretty smart.

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#8

Alzheimer

Alzheimer

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Erica Marx
Community Member
4 years ago

This depicts very well the bits and pieces of memory and habit that linger with this disease. The cracks are nearly all the way through, excellent.

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#9

Bipolar

Bipolar

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Danielle Beugger
Community Member
4 years ago

I think this one needs to be worked on.... It's still too safe......

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#10

Phobias

Phobias

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Yong Hataipat
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like durian house

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#11

Paranoia

Paranoia

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Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Thought paranoia would be more like numerous eyes watching you or something. A maze sounds more like OCD or anxiety disorder.

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#12

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

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Ode
Community Member
4 years ago

The pictures are well thought through, thanks for that. But I don't think dyslexia is a mental illness

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#13

Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder

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SRAMLNS
Community Member
4 years ago

Whats with the corkscrew in the middle?

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#14

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

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Christina Kernachan
Community Member
4 years ago

I can relate to this... Though in my experience it's more like being in a bubble. Although i fully appreciate what the artist was aiming for. Good job

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#15

Gender Disorder

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SRAMLNS
Community Member
4 years ago

Transgender isnt a disorder

Heather Gohring
Community Member
4 years ago

It's not on here because it's a disorder, there are disorders that follow this confusion with body and brain. This artist is just trying to articulate these feelings of dysphoria, that lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. They just didn't update the wording of the title, it's now called gender dysphoria, not disorder...

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Kenzi Murmaid
Community Member
4 years ago

Gender is a social construct. Some are born with a gender they do not identify with. It is not black and white, as much as medicine wants to put it in a nice neat labeled box.

Evert Swarts
Community Member
4 years ago

Although I do agree that gender is a social construct, I don't agree that it is only a social construct. Gender has clear physical and biological aspects as well. Of course we need to accept that not everyone fits in, but the male and female gender will always have their relevance.

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James Shank
Community Member
4 years ago

I think Gender disorder fits. It's not about the gender that you identify as, which is what you all seem to be railing against, but more about the feeling of otherness that comes with not having identified how you fit. This is solved once the issue is identified, but until you know why you don't feel right it has all the effects of a mental disorder. Once you figure out who you're supposed to be, then you can begin to put the pieces together. Until then, you're very much the wrong shaped peg in the wrong shaped hole.

Anne-Marie Lepore
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually the term is "gender dysphoria" which negatively impacts day to day functioning. Transgender is not the same thing exactly.

Ash Mayberry
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah okay. If you're calling gender dysphoria an illness you should be calling homosexuality one to.

Thamer Dchicha
Community Member
4 years ago

Gid is an illness Ash: it is some how the right mind in the wrong body ! you have no idea how dangerous is that! you need to read more about the topic !

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Shenanigan Pouliot
Community Member
4 years ago

I wonder what they mean by gender disorder. It's actually quite offensive to think of gender as anything but what one feels they are....shame, art is very expressive but this now feels like the artist really doesn't understand what mental illness is

Deborah Moura
Community Member
4 years ago

I think they meant Gender Dysphoria... which is the distress caused by being born a certain gender that you don't relate to or don't feel comfortable with. Something like that.

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Stéphane Lavallée
Community Member
4 years ago

I would prefer referring to an internal experience of gender rather than a mental disorder :(

Keith McGuire
Community Member
4 years ago

It is a disorder. They got it right.

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Becca
Community Member
4 years ago

These are artistic depictions. Only. Were a therapist to want to use them to relate to their clients, they would be of limited use.

Joseph Mason
Community Member
4 years ago

All of the SJWs in this comment section make me cringe and laugh at the same time. Disorder doesnt mean bad. it means that there is an issue that needs to be dealt with. If someone has gender disorder, they are confused and need to come to terms with it.

Luke Coutts
Community Member
4 years ago

There are two genders, it's science, it's biology, it's nature, there are way more important issues in the world then fucking gender identity, shut the fuck up already...

Lauren Nicole
Community Member
4 years ago

You're a moron. There are not two genders; there are two sexes. They are different things. And when people's lives are on the line it is a very important thing you ignorant fuck.

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Kay-Lynn Pack
Community Member
4 years ago

This is no longer a disorder. It is proven that there is a viable reason people are transgender and such. It is like trying to tell someone the shy is red. They still see it as blue. This just makes me angry. It is not a mental illness!

Stan Marciniak
Community Member
4 years ago

Nothing could be further from the truth. It most definitely considered a disorder. Transgender impulse in youth is not to be encouraged. It is considered inappropriate and even dangerous to enable a child who wants to explore an alternate gender.

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Marion Lefevre
Community Member
4 years ago

Gender *Dysphoria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_dysphoria

Tetex O Alce
Community Member
1 year ago

Wtf? Somr cisgender people need to shut the f*** up and do some learning. I don't care of you re an artist or anything. This is ridiculous.

MiaOokami
Community Member
7 months ago

I think the artist means gender dysphoria

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Tetex O Alce
Community Member
1 year ago

Wtf

Amoni Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

I love how none of you are actually trained professionals, but you have an opinion on this. That’s why so many trans people are killing themselves.

SRAMLNS
Community Member
3 years ago

Transphobia, lol. Great talent wasted.

Xx Takeoff
Community Member
2 years ago

That isn't transphobia, libtard. GID IS a disorder, and you all can cry yourself to sleep about it.

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Javiera Corral
Community Member
4 years ago

The DSM5 has already made clarifications about it. I hate that they still use the "disorder" last name to it. And I'm glad people here are mad as well

Ced OGormanov
Community Member
4 years ago

No such disorder

Santiago Suarez
Community Member
4 years ago

perhaps the author also thinks that Afroamerican people have skin pigmentation illness?

Xx Takeoff
Community Member
2 years ago

This... Is the most idiotic thing i've heard

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Collin Campbell
Community Member
4 years ago

I hope you all understand that "gender" ist anything different that biological sex. Its just the PC way to say it.

Nobuaki Yanagita
Community Member
4 years ago

I dont get it. How could this represent it?

Milos Arsenijevic
Community Member
4 years ago

There are three types of gender- biological, psychological and social... You don't get to chose your biological gender. It is biological. It is the oldest. Interfereence with biology means interference with evolution, and it is not good thing for a long ride...

Lauren Nicole
Community Member
4 years ago

GENDER IS NOT BIOLOGICAL, SEX IS!!!!!

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Punkie Pie
Community Member
4 years ago

People... The art doesn't only depict mental illness!! The title clearly includes disorders as well. Sheesh.

Ricki Cohen
Community Member
4 years ago

I assume they mean gender dysphoria, but not sure how this depicts any relationship. I think when someone without experience tries to depict things a lot of meaning gets lost.

Madison Harper
Community Member
4 years ago

I assume he's going for the "I'm different" approach to gendernonconformity. Where you're alone, one in a sea of others who will never quite get it.

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Louiiiise
Community Member
4 years ago

Never heard of that! Could the artist please explain?

Dylan Howard
Community Member
4 years ago

"Gender disorder" doesn't exist. It's what doctors used to call being transgender. It's a VERY insulting term to speak about transgender people. (And trust me, I'm trans.) (Sorry for the mistakes, I'm French.)

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Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't quite understand this.

Anna Nyseth
Community Member
4 years ago

"Gender disorder" is not a real thing.

SRAMLNS
Community Member
4 years ago

To be a disorder it has to affect them or someone else in a bad way. Being transgender doesnt have a bad effect.

Amanda Walker
Community Member
4 years ago

Gender dysphoria does indeed have a bad effect on the person who has it, especially if it remains unresolved.

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Santiago Suarez
Community Member
4 years ago

nope... not a mental illness nor a mental disorder... putting this here feels a little bit insulting

Valentina Barić
Community Member
4 years ago

being transgender isn't a mental ilness. you should live this picture out,it is offensive.

SRAMLNS
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4 years ago

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To be a mental disorder, it has to affect you in a bad way

Vladimir Lazovic
Community Member
4 years ago

You do not know what a disorder actually means , do you now ?

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#16

Narcolepsy

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Clarissa Cole
Community Member
4 years ago

All these disorders are in the DSM, which includes all mental illness, including cognitive/regulatory issues. Narcolepsy, dyslexia, etc are all in there.

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